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About the GDL

The Global Discovery Laboratories (GDL) are a key component in internationalizing the University curriculum and remain a constant in providing the technological resources necessary for achieving such. The GDL has a Support Center for the development of teaching resources and their implementation. The facility is comprised as well of three separate and distinct laboratories, these being the Global Communications Laboratory, the Global Exploration Laboratory, and the Global Connections Laboratory. All three laboratories promote the integration of ingenious methodologies using technology in the global classroom.


Colloquium on New Frontiers in Global Education

Washington and Lee University is hosting a colloquium titled "New Frontiers in Global Education" which will be held Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 at the Ruscio Center for Global Learning.

The Colloquium will address challenges and opportunities in global education from a host of perspectives including:
·        Reconciling liberal education with global education in an increasingly “illiberal world”
·        Embracing pedagogical differences across cultures and technologies
·        Understanding international student perspectives on study abroad in the USA
·        Tackling the gender and economic class gap in study abroad ...Read More »
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Upcoming Events

Global Discovery Laboratories

GDL Resources

To achieve any endeavor fully and effectively, a collection of resources are essential.  The Global Discovery Laboratories have a variety ready for your use in and out of the classroom. These include learning links, technology tips, miscellaneous equipment, and the Technology and Learning Specialists who are employed to serve you in just about any capacity possible. All these are summarized together in the GDL Orientation which we ask users to complete prior to using the laboratories and their services.   


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Hours of Operation

Sun, Feb 187:00 PM - Midnight
Mon, Feb 198:30 AM - Midnight
Tue, Feb 208:30 AM - Midnight
Wed, Feb 218:30 AM - Midnight
Thu, Feb 228:30 AM - Midnight
Fri, Feb 238:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat, Feb 2410:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Projects

The Global Discovery Laboratories are involved in community outreach within our own Rockbridge region as well as at the state and national level.  There are seven interesting projects currently under the direction of the GDL. These seven are Languages for Rockbridge, where W&L Community volunteers teach world languages and cultures to students in area elementary and middle schools; the Foreign Language Teacher Workshop Series (FLTWS) which offers professional development opportunities to world language teachers and professors in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Modified Oral Proficiency Interviews (MOPI) in which teachers from the Commonwealth come to two or three-day workshops to learn how to best conduct and assess the interview process at the lower levels of the oral proficiency scale; the Virginia Governor's Foreign Language Academies (VGFLA) for which Washington and Lee University has been host the last six years; New Frontiers in Global Education which is a colloquim to be held at W&L to dicuss the challenges and opportunities in the realm of education in a world setting; Oral Proficiency Interviews, an assessment tool used in determining an individual's level of comprehension and speaking proficiency in a target language; and Re-Mapping Elections with GIS Technology, a project to research voting strategies, districts, and outcomes in Virginia.

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Room Scheduling and Work Orders

Work Orders

Work orders are always best communicated using the form provided through this site; it allows for oversight. Click on the work orders icon; enter the required information; give details if particulars are desired; and click okay.

Should you wish to alter your request, return to the work order form as described above and click cancel at the bottom of the page. Doing so will take you to the page listing current work orders. Click on the department name to the left of your instructions, and you will be immediately taken to your work order form for modification. For changes to take place you will have to click close. You may attach a video, audio, or text file to your request using standard procedures for doing so.

Room Scheduling

If you wish to reserve a room, please click on the Room Scheduling icon and you will be taken directly to 25Live which is the central reservation system for the University.  You will be notified of your reservation request status within twenty-four hours.


Rooms Available

The following rooms make up the Global Discovery Laboratories in the Center for Global Learning:

CGL 123
Center for Global Learning 123 - Global Connections Laboratory

CGL 124
Center for Global Learning 124 - Testing Room

CGL 125
Center for Global Learning 125 - Testing Room

CGL 126
Center for Global Learning 126 - Global Communications Laboratory

CGL 127
Center for Global Learning 127 - Project Room

CGL 128
Center for Global Learning 128 - Project Room

CGL 134
Center for Global Learning 134 - Global Exploration Laboratory


The Global Discovery Laboratories are a testing and assessment center for a wide variety of disciplines on campus.  Students are asked to follow established procedures and always adhere to the University Honor System.


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Contact Us

If you need any assiatance, please let us know!

GDL Support Center

Dr. Dick Kuettner

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